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LATE AUGUST STORM BLANKETS TETONS IN ICE AND SNOW - AUGUST 28, 2018

The last few days have brought wintry weather to the high country, depositing a significant amount of snow and rime ice on the high peaks. As of August 28, expect snow, ice and mixed conditions on any alpine rock climbs in the range above 10,000 feet. Although some climbs may dry out over the next few weeks depending on aspect and elevation, north-facing objectives will remain significantly more challenging for the remainder of the season, and popular climbs like the Exum Ridge and Owen Spalding will need ample time to recover from this last storm. With recent nighttime temperatures dipping below freezing this may be difficult to achieve at this point in the year. Continue to check the blog for any recent updates on route conditions.

Grand Teton, photo August 28, 2018